Readers of this blog are well aware of the fact that the IT staffing sector is facing the ongoing challenge of high demand and low supply. The latest numbers show that this trend is going to continue in the IT channel.
Earlier this month, Staffing Industry Analysts released the most recent version of its IT staffing forecast report. According to the study, demand for contract professionals continues to be one of the most robust sectors of the entire staffing industry. With companies looking to invest in more new technologies, this trend will continue.
"The IT staffing segment remains the largest of the professional staffing markets by a wide margin, and remains one of the fastest growing segments in our forecast, with demand opportunities arising in sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, energy and financial activities," said Timothy Landhuis, research analyst with Staffing Industry Analyst and author of "U.S. Staffing Industry Forecast: September Update."
The news source also released a companion study that estimated the reach of the global IT staffing market, which is predicted to be $55.4 billion. This represents 40 percent of all global professional temporary revenue. Looking more locally, the U.S. staffing market is responsible for $24.2 billion and is forecasted to grow by 7 percent in 2014.
More companies than ever before are looking to adopt the latest technology and need impactful talent to do so. Many have also turned toward VARs and MSPs as a valuable resource. VAR Staffing provides the high-quality professionals that solution providers need to remain successful and meet IT challenges.